Livelihoods Officer

Adjumani / Pakelle

Livelihoods Officer

The Livelihoods Officer has a key role in the implementation and consolidation of Refugee Livelihoods Strategy and economic and social sensibility are its basic characters. S/He should be proactive, always looking for new opportunities, convincing in donor mobilization and able to take initiatives. S/He will provide much needed local knowledge to develop the local livelihoods assets and social infrastructure to develop and sustain Refugee Livelihoods.


- UNHCR's operation has sufficient support in the field of livelihoods thus better able to meet the needs of persons of concern.

- Implement the Livelihoods Strategy in an institutional building manner in Adjumani area of operations.
- Responsible for overall management of livelihoods programmes; including designing and applying of specific programmes methodologies, implementation approaches and insuring meeting the livelihoods programmes objectives; in accordance of the livelihoods strategy developed.
- Guide and monitor on going livelihoods activities/programmes for refugees-in line of UNHCR policies, mainstreaming gender, age and diversity- in order to ensure their timely, and effective implementation.
- Responsible, in cooperation with national government, implementing partners, and UNHCR representative, for designing and implementing a custom-made annual operation plan within the framework of an approved strategy; should it not be at the central level.
- Do adjustments to livelihoods activities, training components based on the concept notes already developed and develop new training programmes based on the market survey findings and skills in demand in the market.
- Coordinate the implementation of programmes components/activities with national, international NGOs.
- Operating in the field of similar livelihoods programmes in country.
- Establish and maintain linkages with national local government as main partner to ensure coordination and joint planning and information sharing for livelihoods strategy.
- Maintain close contacts with partners both in public, private and NGO sector in order to harmonize activities relating to promote livelihoods activities.
- Develop cooperation ties with selected services providers operating i.e. business training teams and bodies, business development services, and micro-finance institutions at country level.
- Organize and manage workshops assessment, group's discussions, seminar, training and counselling sessions on local integration, self-reliance and micro finance with a view to empower the refugees and local host community

- Organize and manage workshops, group¿s discussions, and other participatory assessments to ensure refugee ownership and decision making in planning and implementing specific livelihoods programmes activities and in full coordination with community services.
- Perform any other functions deemed necessary or as delegated by the supervisor in order to meet the level of services in the organization.

- Enforce livelihoods strategies and guidelines.
- Represent UNHCR in the meetings and for a related to the functions.

- University degree (BA) in Social Work, Social Science or related field.
- Minimum 8 years of working experience relevant to the function; of which 2 years should be in an International capacity.
- Excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of another UN language.

- Completion of UNHCR Protection Learning Programme (PLP) and/or the Operations Management Learning Programme (OMLP).
- Experience with UNHCR standards and indicators, and/or projects related to the millennium development goals.
- UNHCR Field experience.
- Knowledge and exposure to the social and cultural values of the region concerned.
- Proficiency in local language(s).
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Location: Adjumani / Pakelle
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional
  • Occupational Groups:
  • Closing Date: 2016-10-27

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